FAITHFUL RECREATION OF THE MOST NATURAL AND BALANCED TUBE MICROPHONE OF ALL TIME
The WA-CX12 is a faithful recreation of the most natural and balanced tube mic of all time, lauded for its organic tone and pleasing top end. The original AKG C12 was produced in Austria from 1953 - 1963 and is the definitive version of the 12-style mic. The WA-CX12 sound profile and circuit design is inspired by the original production run of only 2500 mics, which are highly coveted for their ability to capture the natural beauty of vocal performances, room sounds, and other far miking techniques. The list of famous recording artists who have never used a 12-style microphone is likely shorter than the list of those who have. Some of the most notable artists to create music with the original include The Beatles, Lupe Fiasco, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrissette, and Taylor Swift, just to name a few. The WA-CX12 cuts no corners in achieving the highly coveted open, airy, and natural sound profile used over and over again by some of the world’s most recognized engineers and artists.
Faithful Recreation of the Most Natural and Balanced Tube Microphone of All Time: The WA-CX12 cuts no corners in achieving a highly accurate sound profile compared to the original, known for its organic tones and elevated room sounds.
Smooth Highs and Vibrant Midrange: The WA-CX12 captures organic and natural sounding tone with pleasing high end and colourful midrange so you feel the performance come through.
Custom, Solid Brass CK12-Style Capsule: Dual capsule, edge-terminated, and custom machined out of solid brass. Meticulously spec’d to match the detail and warmth of the original
Custom TAB-Funkenwerk USA Output Transformer: Large-core imported German laminations drive all of the full natural sound captured by the capsule.
Premium Tube: Rigorously tested, hand-selected 12AY7 Vacuum Tube.
9 Polar Patterns: Including cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 patterns plus 6 intermediate stages for ultimate versatility, especially in stereo-pairs
Boutique 7-pin GAC-7 tube cable from Gotham Switzerland: Using vintage-correct construction methods and highly-upgraded components, our 7 pin cable achieves near-perfect signal transfer.
Includes vintage hard carrying case for all components: Safely transport your mic anywhere with the custom, ultra-durable, vintage-vibe tweed carrying case.
- Custom Edge Terminated, All-Brass Vintage CK12-Style Capsule
- Custom TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA Output Transformer
- Premium 12AY7 Vacuum Tube
- Polar Patterns: 9 Patterns - Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, + 6 additional mixed patterns
- Frequency Response: 30Hz-20kHz
- Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 73dB
- Total Weight: 17 Lbs, Mic Only: 2lbs 7oz
- Mic Dimensions: 11 ⅝” x 2” (29.5cm x 5cm)
- Included Accessories: Custom Tweed Carrying Case, External IEC Grounded PSU, IEC Power Cable, Premium Gotham 5 Meter 7-Pin Tube Microphone Cable, Wood Microphone Box, Shockmount